CCSCC logoCertified Clinical Supervisor of Career Counseling (CCSCC)

-- a new professional credential to recognize the contributions of individuals who serve as clinical supervisors to career counselors and other practitioners who provide career services

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What is the Certified Clinical Supervisor of Career Counseling) credential?

This credential is intended for individuals who are trained for or experienced in the delivery of clinical supervision to career counselors and other practitioners who provide career services.  It is aligned to the competencies addressed in NCDA’s Career Practitioner Supervision training as well as state requirements.

 

Who is eligible for the CCSCC?

The Credentialing Commission has revised the eligibility requirements for the Certified Clinical Supervisor of Career Counseling after a careful review.  This revision came after receiving numerous inquiries from our members.  Many members have dedicated many years to the supervision of career counselors and have met all criteria except for the required "university supervision course in the past 6 years."  We wanted to recognize those supervisor applicants that have contributed many more years in their professional life to the supervision of career counselors. 

CURRENT (Revised as of 3/21/18) Eligibility Requirements:

Individuals who have a master’s degree in counseling or a master’s degree in a related field are eligible, AND

  • Individuals who have successfully completed the National Career Development Association’s 45 Hour Clinical Supervision Training

OR

  • Individuals who have completed a 30 contact hour university course in clinical supervision at the graduate level

OR

  • Individuals who have a minimum of 3 years (900 hours) of documented experience providing clinical supervision

Here are the eligibility requirements that were changed:

PAST Eligibility Requirements:

Individuals who have a master’s degree in counseling or a master’s degree in a related field are eligible, AND

  • Individuals who have successfully completed the National Career Development Association’s 45 Hour Clinical Supervision Training
  • OR
    Individuals who have completed a 40 contact hour university course in clinical supervision within the past six years
  • OR
    Individuals who have a minimum of 3 years (900 hours) of documented experience providing clinical supervision

 

Learn more about the CCSCC:

 

What is the Certified Clinical Supervisor of Career Counseling credential?

Who is eligible for the CCSCC?

If I have successfully completed the National Career Development 45 Hour Clinical Supervision Training how can I obtain the credential?

If I have not successfully completed the National Career Development 45 Hour Clinical Supervision Training how can I obtain the credential?

What are the steps to apply if I have successfully completed the 45-hour NCDA training in Career Practitioner Supervision?

What are the steps to apply if I have taken a 40 contact hour university course in clinical supervision?

What are the steps to apply if I have at least 3 years (900 hours) of clinical supervision experience?

What if I don’t pass?

How do I keep my credential up-to-date?

How do I find continuing education relevant to career development?

What do I need to know to use the software?

I’m ready! How can I apply for the CCSCC?

 

 

What is the Certified Clinical Supervisor of Career Counseling) credential?

This credential is intended for individuals who are trained for or experienced in the delivery of clinical supervision to career counselors and other practitioners who provide career services.  It is aligned to the competencies addressed in NCDA’s Career Practitioner Supervision training as well as state requirements.

 

Who is eligible for the CCSCC?

CURRENT (Revised as of 3/21/2018) Eligibility Requirements:

Individuals who have a master’s degree in counseling or a master’s degree in a related field are eligible, AND

  • Individuals who have successfully completed the National Career Development Association’s 45 Hour Clinical Supervision Training
  • OR
  • Individuals who have completed a 30 contact hour university course in clinical supervision at the graduate level
  • OR
  • Individuals who have a minimum of 3 years (900 hours) of documented experience providing clinical supervision

 

If I have successfully completed the National Career Development Association 45 Hour Clinical Supervision Training, how can I obtain the credential?

You will upload a copy of your NCDA certificate of completion, register for and complete the online application and payment. NCDA staff will verify that you have completed the training and provide the credential. 

 

If I have not successfully completed the National Career Development 45 Hour Clinical Supervision Training, how can I obtain the credential?

There are two other methods by which you can obtain the credential:

If you have taken a 30-contact hour university course in clinical supervision at the graduate level, you will register for and complete the online application and payment.  You will submit a university transcript of the course, a transcript documenting the completion of a master’s or doctoral degree in counseling or other related field, a resume/vita documenting a minimum of five years’ experience in career counseling or delivery of career services, and a list of 20 professional development contact hours in career development and/or supervision completed within the last five years.  The list should include workshop or presentation titles and providers. After your application is reviewed and verified as complete, you will be provided with directions on how to submit a 30 minute video of a supervisory session and your written self-evaluation of your behaviors in the video. A list of the criteria to be addressed in your self-evaluation will be provided.

 

If you have a minimum of three years (900 hours) experience providing clinical supervision, you will register for and complete the online application and payment. You will submit a transcript documenting the completion of a master’s or doctoral degree in counseling or other related field, letters from supervisors documenting a minimum of three years’ experience in supervision (approximately 900 hours), a resume/vita documenting a minimum of five years’ experience in career counseling or delivery of career services, and a list of 20 professional development contact hours in career development and/or supervision completed within the last five years.  The list should include workshop or presentation titles and providers. After your application is reviewed and verified, you will be provided with directions to submit a 30 minute video of a supervisory session and your written self-evaluation of your behaviors in the video. A list of the criteria to be addressed in your self-evaluation will be provided.

 

What are the steps to apply for the CCSCC if I have successfully completed the 45 hour NCDA training in Career Practitioner Supervision?

The application is online and includes these steps:

  1. Contact & Demographic Information - Tell us how to reach you and give us demographic information that can be used for research purposes.
  1. Training Verification - The applicant must provide evidence of completion of training by uploading a copy of your training Certificate of Completion.
  1. Attestations - You will be asked to attest that your work is your own and that you have read the NCDA Code of Ethics and will abide by it.  Click here to read the NCDA Code of Ethics 2015 now.
  1. Application Fee - The application fee is $145. Individuals whose applications are denied will not receive a refund.  Fees are collected by PayPal.

  2. Verification by NCDA staff - NCDA staff will verify that all information has been completed and you have met the requirements.  Your application will then be sent to a reviewer.
  1. Certification - You will receive notice by email and your certificate will be included.  The certification is valid for three years. To maintain the credential, you must pay an annual maintenance fee and recertify at the end of the three-year period.

 

What are the steps to apply if I have taken a 30 contact hour university course in clinical supervision?

The directions and the application are online.  The application includes these steps:

  1. Contact & Demographic Information - Tell us how to reach you and give us demographic information that can be used for research purposes.
  1. Documents - You will be asked to provide:
  • Transcript of the university supervision course.
  • Transcript documenting the completion of a master’s degree or higher in counseling or other closely related field
  • Resume/vita documenting a minimum of five years’ experience in career counseling or delivery of career services
  • List of 20 continuing education contact hours in career development and/or supervision completed within the last five years. List should include workshop or presentation titles and providers.
  1. Video of Supervisory Session - You will be provided directions for recording a 30 minute video of a supervisory session.  You will be asked to submit both the recording and an accompanying written self-evaluation of your behaviors on the video.  A list of criteria to be used for the self-evaluation will be provided.  Note:  You must acquire a consent form from your supervisee.  
  1. Attestations - You will be asked to attest that your work is your own and that you have read the NCDA Code of Ethics and will abide by it.  Click here to read the NCDA Code of Ethics 2015 now.
  1. Application Fee - The application fee is $145. Individuals whose applications are denied will not receive a refund.  Fees are collected by PayPal.

  2. Verification by NCDA staff - NCDA staff will verify that all information has been completed and you have met the requirements.  Your application will then be sent to a reviewer.

  3. Blind Review - Your video and written self-evaluation will be reviewed by experienced clinical supervisors who have been trained in this review process.

  4. Certification - Once your application has been reviewed, you will receive notice by email.  If you pass, your certificate will be included.  The certification is valid for three years. To maintain the credential, you must pay an annual maintenance fee and recertify at the end of the three-year period.

 

 

What are the steps to apply if I have at least three years (900 hours) of clinical supervision experience?

  1. Contact & Demographic Information - Tell us how to reach you and give us demographic information that can be used for research purposes.
  1. Documents - You will be asked to provide:
  • Copy of a transcript documenting the completion of a master’s degree or higher in counseling or other closely related field
  • Resume/vita documenting a minimum of five years’ experience in career counseling or delivery of career services
  • List of 20 professional development contact hours in career development and/or supervision completed within the last five years.  List should include workshop or presentation titles and providers.
  • Documentation by your supervisor(s) that you have provided a minimum of three years (900) hours of clinical supervision.
  1. Video of Supervisory Session - You will be provided directions for recording a 30 minute video of a supervisory session.  You will be asked to submit both the recording and an accompanying written self-evaluation of your behaviors on the video.  A list of criteria to be used for the self-evaluation will be provided.  Note:  You must acquire a consent form from your supervisee.  
  1. Attestations - You will be asked to attest that your work is your own and that you have read the NCDA Code of Ethics and will abide by it.  Click here to read the NCDA Code of Ethics 2015 now
  1. Application Fee -The application fee is $145. Individuals whose applications are denied will not receive a refund.  Fees are collected by PayPal.
  1. Verification by NCDA staff - NCDA staff will verify that all information has been completed and you have meet the requirements.  Your application will then be sent to a reviewer.
  1. Blind Review - Your video and written self-evaluation will be reviewed by experienced clinical supervisors who have been trained in this review process. 
  1. Certification - Once your application has been reviewed, you will receive notice by email.  If you pass, your certificate will be included.  The certification is valid for three years. To maintain the credential, you must pay an annual maintenance fee and recertify at the end of the three-year period.

 

What if I don’t pass?

Those who do not pass their first attempt (video and written self-evaluation), may submit a second video and evaluation within one month.  If the second review of competency is also unsuccessful, the applicant must wait one year to reapply.

 

How do I keep my credential up-to-date?

Once awarded a credential, the certificant must pay an annual fee of $40.00. This certification will be in effect for a three (3) year period. The certificant must complete thirty (30) continuing education clock hours (CECH) in career development and/or clinical supervision by the end of this 3-year period (essentially 10 hours per year).  During this 3-year period, you can use the Credential Holder Continuing Education Log to log your CECH.  At the end of this period, you will be notified that it is time to renew and you should add any CECH you may need to your log.  Recertification will be automatic if fees are paid annually and sufficient clock hours have been earned.

 

How do I find continuing education relevant to career development?

The Commission has established a vetting process to recommend learning and training activities specific to career development (counseling, coaching, consulting, workforce development, recruiting, resume writing, personal branding, interviewing, etc.). Please view the Credentialing Commission's 2018 Continuing Education Manual.

 

What do I need to know to use the application software?

Here are a few tips to help you through the online credential application process:

  1. The first step is to create a record for yourself. Click on the application link below and click “Sign Up” under “Need an Account?”
  2. The page you reach is called the Home page. Complete the Contact & Demographic Info step.
  3. Then choose a credential. Click the green button called “View Credentials” and select one.
  4. Back on the Home page, click on the Application ID (in blue) to see the tasks needed for the application.
  5. You will need to upload some files. In this software, after you upload a file, you will see a picture of the file you uploaded.  On that page, choose “Back.”
  6. The process of applying for a credential has 2 major parts: complete the Application, then complete the Case Studies. You cannot see the second part until the Application has been completed and submitted.  After submitting the Application, click again on the Application ID and you will see the Case Studies. 

 

I’m ready!  How can I apply for the CCSCC?

 

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Please note: when applying, you will be leaving the NCDA website and will be directed to FluidReview to create a new account within the FluidReview system. Your NCDA login will not work with the credentialing application system. 
 

 

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